Elk Grove Village mayor defies statewide mask mandate, allows ‘mask optional’ at local businesses

Chicago's Afternoon News

"We're going to have COVID for the rest of our lives. It's here, so we have to live with it."- Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson

An information sign is displayed at a department store in Rosemont, Ill., Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. Gov. J.B. Pritzker of Illinois announced on Thursday a new, stricter set of coronavirus restrictions, ordering a statewide indoor mask mandate and requiring that all educators be vaccinated or face regular testing. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why he’s defying Governor Pritzker’s statewide mask mandate and allowing businesses to have a ‘mask optional’ policy.

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